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Horses, riders celebrate Halloween in Alpharetta

by Jonathan Copsey

November 01, 2012

A unicorn and other fanciful creatures were one of the horses taking part in the annual Halloween party and parade at the Equestrian Reserve.JONATHAN COPSEY.
Taylor Staton, Taylor Walking, Rachel Long and Kaitlyn Matthews are "Things 1-3" to the Cat in the Hat, played by Samson. His father was the horse who played "Black Beauty."JONATHAN COPSEY.
Oh bother! "Candyman" is all blue for the part of Eeyore the donkey, along with other Winnie-the-Pooh characters, from left, Naya Thille, Naomi Pettus, Taleen Hanna and Shelby Welshons. JONATHAN COPSEY.
Emily and Lauren Mayfield are elves with "Santa," played by Honey the horse.JONATHAN COPSEY.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The students at the Equestrian Reserve in Forsyth's Alpharetta had the chance to make their horses ready for Halloween.

Nearly 100 children dressed up themselves and their horses in themed costumes. One horse was a bag of Skittles while its stall was a candy shop. The riders of the horse were dressed as pieces of candy.

"The entire month of October, the children and their families have been planning the stall and costume designs for 16 horses," said Donna Romeu, owner of the Equestrian Reserve. "Each team of students created these stalls."

The 16 horses were taken on a tour of the track Oct. 27 for family and friends of the riders to see in the 12th annual event. The horses were dressed as everything from Superman and Eeyore to a rainbow, each showing the creativity of its riders.

The Equestrian Reserve is located at 739 Old Alpharetta Road, Alpharetta. They can be found online at